Celebrate September with this Close Reading FREEBIE. This is a sample of my larger monthly close reading units. The full unit has 20 passages written at FOUR levels. Fully Aligned to Common Core! Text dependent questions are written for text evidence purposes.
Differentiating Close Reading or Weekly Reading Homework is a breeze!
is a sample of "some" activities for one passage written at FOUR levels from my monthly close reading and text evidence unit for September
Seven Common Core aligned activities are included for this FREEBIE!
The full September
unit is described below.
Fully Aligned to Common Core Standards!
Your one stop source for September reading! Inside the full unit are 20 September themed passages written at FOUR different levels. Use for Close Reading or homework!
Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
Inside the full 400 page September Close Reads unit:
written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Passage
In order by theme:
>> Remember September
>> Better Breakfast Month
>> Hispanic Heritage Month
>> Classical Music Month
Patriotic, Fun, and Themed Holidays
>> Labor Day
>> Constitution Day
>> Citizenship Day
>> Mayflower Day
>> Uncle Sam Day
>> Grandparents Day
>> Teddy Bear Day
>> Video Game Day
>> All About Fall
Significant Historical September Events
>> Star-Spangled Banner
>> Fall Football
>> The Panama Canal
>> Jane Addams
>> The Hoover Dam
*** 3 pages of questions per passage (4-5 questions on each page)
* 1st Question Page: Key Ideas and Details
(Addresses RI.1, RI.2, RI.3)
* 2nd Question Page: Craft and Structure
(Addresses RI.4, RI.5, RI.6)
* 3rd Question Page: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
(Addresses RI.7, RI.8)
---- (Vocabulary is delicately selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support.)
*** Full Answer Key for ALL three question pages.
(Save Ink! One page is used for each of the three question pages.)
*** 1 Graphic Organizer per passage for Key Ideas and Details
---- (Use for paragraph focus! Ensure students get the gist.)
*** 1 "Fill-In" poster per passage. Cloze type activity for basic facts.
---- (Use to decorate bulletin boards or hallways)
*** 2 Writing pieces per passage.
---- For opinions/text evidence/personal connections!
*** Three Day Close Reading General Outline
(Some ideas for a 4th or 5th day are also provided)
*** Three Text Coding Posters. One for each Common Core Category!
*** Passages are also included without the border.
Provided for those who want students to annotate without distracting frames.
New to this September Unit:
>>>>> Text structure breakdown:
----- (I recommend using for the Second Close Read.)
>>>>> Two or more graphic organizers for all five structures:
----- Sequence, Cause & Effect, Compare & Contrast, Descriptive, Problem & Solution.
>>>>> Additional Common Core Informational Text Graphic Organizers
------ Each is labeled with the standard.
>>>>> Three Generic Comprehension Sheets Free of Common Core Standards.
----- Provided for teachers who are not using CCSS.
>>>>> Weekly Homework Assignment Sheets
----- There are five different assignment options
----- Two versions: With or Without Adult Initials
----- One blank template for each version. Twelve pages total.
As always, you will find:
*** Modern Clickable Titles: Table of Contents with lexile levels.
*** Good Old Fashion Table of Contents with page numbers.
These timeless passages and the corresponding activities can be used all year!
Not just during September!
Use for fluency practice!
Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
Will work nicely for whole group, small group, social studies, American History, and more!
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds.
"Close Reading" can happen with read-alouds. ;)
Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question so you are sure which standards are being addressed.
2nd Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.9, RI.2.10
3rd Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10
4th Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, RI.4.10
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For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.
Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"
Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading
: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From mid-first to mid-fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
Click below to see each individual unit in this file.
to see my January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
to see my February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at 3 levels.
to see my March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
to see my April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
to see my May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
to see my June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
to see my August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
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